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Karen Tembreull

L'Anse, MI
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Karen Tembreull

Living in the Copper Country region of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula provides Karen with an abundance of  barks, roots, and fibers that she finds herself driven to experiment with. These materials seem to lend themselves to textile applications. Karen is inspired to combine traditional basketry with other fiber arts and metalworking techniques such as piecework, lace making, and fabrication. Karen’s basketry forms are a celebration of the harmony that is intertwined between these natural materials and traditional techniques.

Current Courses Offered by Karen Tembreull

3 Days
Teaser image for Birch Bark Baskets: Athabaskan Influences

Birch Bark Baskets: Athabaskan Influences

Learn to weave a basic, wide-bias weave, birch bark basket based on Native Alaskan Athabaskan style work. The piece may then be enhanced with teacher prepared and dyed spruce roots, or kept a bit more basic with user-friendly waxed threads (or a combination of both). The rim and foot are…
Sat, Oct 26th, 2019  –  Mon, Oct 28th, 2019
Instructor: Karen Tembreull

Past Courses Offered by Karen Tembreull

Between Twill Twine Pouch